Mason Dixon serves up southern grub with a northern twist

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 09:52 AM.

“I love creating something that no one has had before,” shared Novak.

While the size of the truck limits the number of available menu options, Novak doesn’t mind. It gives her the ability to change her menu seasonally, which she believes keeps customers from getting bored with the same old dishes.

“Every day is a different day,” said Novak, “That’s how I want my menu to feel.”

The names of the sandwiches are as unique as the taste, named after locations that Novak has visited or places where her friends live.

Prior to opening Mason Dixon in October of last year, Novak had worked at Bay County Medical and the Gulf County Tourist Development Council. Going into business for herself was always an important goal, especially since long commutes prevented her from spending quality time with her husband, a problem she creatively solved by setting up the food truck directly behind the Novak Law Offices building.

On the first day of business Novak opened the serving window and fired up the grill, but had done no promotion for her business. Not wanting to open with a lot of fanfare, she did it quietly and hoped word of mouth would be on her side.

She wasn’t disappointed. Within an hour of opening she had a line wrapped around the block. She was happy to see many of those customers come back on a regualr basis.

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